‘State’s funds are withheld for no reason’

Without naming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said if the money he spends on advertisements was given to the poor, the people engaged in 100-days work under the MGNREGA scheme would not have to shed tears.

MGNREGA dues: Abhishek’s deadline to Centre ends

The deadline given by Trinamul Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee to the central government to clear the dues of the job card holders under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme came to an end today.

Court hears PIL on MGNREGA

Calcutta High Court today in a strong observation to the Centre’s counsel asked why the Centre had withheld the wages of a section of the people, who had done their work under the 100 days’ MGNREGA scheme.